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06-05-2021, 05:43 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By SuzzyQ

So consensus is "bigger is better" .... Much...

So consensus is "bigger is better" ....
Much food for thought - thanks!
06-03-2021, 12:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 925
Posted By SuzzyQ

What size is your cutting table?

I currently am using an IKEA tabletop that is 72" x 24". I had originally planned to use one end (24 x 36) for cutting mat and the other end for pressing (felt pad). However I picked up a Rowenta...
05-30-2021, 11:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By SuzzyQ

When you by your knit fabric....give it a tug...

When you by your knit fabric....give it a tug crosswise to see that it stretches enough as per the guide on the pattern envelope. This will also tell you if the edges will curl when cut/washed. If...
Forum: Pictures
05-22-2021, 11:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,712
Posted By SuzzyQ

Two Commissioned T-shirt Quilts

Was asked by a friend to make t-shirt quilts for her two kids from their grandpa's t-shirts. Each took about a month although if I'd worked at them more consistently it would have been faster.
I...
Forum: Recipes
04-13-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,283
Posted By SuzzyQ

For reheating pizza I use my frypan on low heat. ...

For reheating pizza I use my frypan on low heat. Cover and heat gently till the cheese gets nice and melty again. Low heat so the crust doesn't burn.
I have only a small kitchen and limited...
Forum: Main
03-19-2021, 12:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,246
Posted By SuzzyQ

I had a similar problem with my (original) Pfaff...

I had a similar problem with my (original) Pfaff 1222 - for years....
I'd take it in and the tech would "clean" the foot control. And after a few times of using it, away she'd go again. I bought...
Forum: Recipes
03-09-2021, 06:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,252
Posted By SuzzyQ

My mom grew up as one of 5 kids and you got eggs...

My mom grew up as one of 5 kids and you got eggs and toast for breakfast - the eggs all cooked at once and the toast buttered on a plate. My dad also grew up as one of 5 but the eggs were cooked "to...
03-07-2021, 01:32 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,415
Posted By SuzzyQ

Another early(?) riser here. If I wake up at...

Another early(?) riser here. If I wake up at night I can pretty much guarantee it will be after about 4 hours sleep.... Usually I can go right back to bed and sleep but not always. Not as often as...
Forum: Main
02-23-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,072
Posted By SuzzyQ

I think that's what I need. thanks!

I think that's what I need. thanks!
Forum: Main
02-22-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,072
Posted By SuzzyQ

Is this a quilt block?

I seem to recall something like this that I did a longtime ago. Do you recognize it?
Forum: Main
02-19-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,695
Posted By SuzzyQ

Short answer - yep! New machines are super fussy.

Short answer - yep! New machines are super fussy.
Forum: Main
02-19-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,324
Posted By SuzzyQ

I think it is very pretty. Perhaps you'd like it...

I think it is very pretty. Perhaps you'd like it better with a blue sashing?
And quilting will liven it up too.
Forum: Main
02-11-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,423
Posted By SuzzyQ

My SIL left one of their cordless phones on the...

My SIL left one of their cordless phones on the induction cooktop... the phone melted.... and filled the house with smoke.... they had to vacate while the house aired and wash everything they could...
Forum: Main
01-24-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,044
Posted By SuzzyQ

I used the lightest weight non-woven interfacing...

I used the lightest weight non-woven interfacing to stabilize the t-shirts, poly batting and flannelette backing. My first one for my daughter lasted 10 years till the crests were worn off the...
Forum: Main
01-19-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,636
Posted By SuzzyQ

Oops! I had my 4-H quilt club members make...

Oops! I had my 4-H quilt club members make disappearing pinwheel blocks for a group quilt as an achievement exercise. Interestingly enough, most the the blocks they have turned in are quite...
Forum: Recipes
01-18-2021, 01:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,484
Posted By SuzzyQ

I have decided that I am getting old. I'm...

I have decided that I am getting old. I'm craving the old familiar foods - fried eggs and toast, oatmeal with brown sugar and milk, cereal with fresh fruit - for my breakfasts these days. Only...
Forum: Main
01-17-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,636
Posted By SuzzyQ

Why this fear of bias edges?

I'm not understanding the fear or caution expressed when bias edges are mentioned in anything. My first quilt was Ocean Waves and I used the disappearing pinwheel blocks with my 4-Hers. My view is...
Forum: Main
01-17-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,206
Posted By SuzzyQ

I'm taking advantage of the Stay Home orders and...

I'm taking advantage of the Stay Home orders and the winter weather to make a big dent in my totes of quilt projects... I also have t-shirt quilts to make (2 for a friend and then 4 for my kids) and...
Forum: Main
01-17-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,272
Posted By SuzzyQ

Did that once with a quilt my 4-Hers had tied. ...

Did that once with a quilt my 4-Hers had tied. Had to take out all the ties and redo it. I felt bad for them since it wasted their afternoon at the fair (part of our club exhibit) and it had been...
01-12-2021, 03:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By SuzzyQ

I figure pj pants or boxer shorts using a woven...

I figure pj pants or boxer shorts using a woven cotton perfect for learning to handle a sewing machine and understand patterns and fit. I have do projects where members sew tote bags and puppets but...
01-11-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By SuzzyQ

Any suggestions for a virtual 4-H sewing club?

Going to start a virtual sewing club for 4-H this February. Planning on new sewists to make pj pants out of woven cotton or flannel; members who have made pj pants before (with me preferably) will...
01-11-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,175
Posted By SuzzyQ

Bear has short pjs, a t-shirt and blue jeans and...

Bear has short pjs, a t-shirt and blue jeans and now Star Wars pjs. I'm hoping that's enough....

But my DGS doesn't often speak to me so one never knows.... and he's always so excited...

His...
Forum: Pictures
01-11-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,903
Posted By SuzzyQ

Singapore connections

Our two members in Singapore have local connections. On their summer vacation (mom and dad run a school and teach in Singapore), the family visits relatives all over Ontario. One happens to be a...
Forum: Pictures
01-07-2021, 05:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,903
Posted By SuzzyQ

4-H Virtual Quilting Club Projects

This Club "It's Hip to Be Square" was totally run virtually by email of instructions and information, video and tutorial links and 4 meetings over ZOOM. We even held a ZOOM sewalong to work on our...
Forum: Main
01-02-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,474
Posted By SuzzyQ

I've never been able to select a color for my...

I've never been able to select a color for my sewing room since it was unused bedroom. I waited over four months before I moved my stuff in for my hubby to paint it.... never happened so I moved...
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